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Monday, May 15, 2017

Graduate Dandelion Gift Card Set

Hello friends. Welcome to this week's Bitten by the Bug 2 Cricut challenge. My amazing Design Team sister, Laurie, is hosting this week's challenge. Laurie challenged us to create Graduation projects.  I have already had two friends with children who graduated last week - one from 4K, and our sweet DT member Michelle's son graduated from high school (congratulations Jacob).  For my project, I created a gift card or money holder (every grad's favorite gift) set.

I used four Cricut cartridges to create my card and matching envelope: Anna's Gracious Giftables, Close To My Heart Flower Market, CM Cheerful Seasons, and Cake Basics.

(Inside the card)

The basic graduation cap card and envelope were cut using Anna's Creative Giftables cartridge.  I did make additions to the basic cuts.  I added the dashed border cuts on the top of the cap using basic shapes.  I also added the yellow V trim pieces using basic shapes.  Finally, I copied and pasted to create the yellow lining piece for the card/money holder pocket.

The large dandelions were cut using Close To My Heart Flower Market.  I used the dandelion in three locations.

The flying bits of dandelion fluff were cut using CM Cheerful Seasons. 
Again they were also used in three locations.

The basic Congratulations sentiment cut is from the Cake Basics cartridge.

I like the idea of the graduate moving on, sharing bits of themselves in new places and new phases of life. I tried to illustrate that with the dandelions. Hubby told me that I was reaching.  Ha.... Reaching or not, I am very happy with my gift card set. 

Have you been by the Bitten By The Bug 2 blog today?  Our design team has created graduation projects for all ages of graduates.  You will find the perfect inspiration for your own graduation project.   We hope that you will join us and share your graduation project with us this week.

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  1. Very pretty. ~Janis (BBTB2 DT sister)

  2. I love this envelope and card combo. I think the dandelion is a nice touch. The colors you chose are so pretty.

  3. Susan, this is a wonderful project! I love the colors and the dandelion idea is awesome. Great job!